My lovely friend, Fiona Locke, found out this past week that her book Over the Knee, first printed in Fall of 2006, has sold out its original 9000 copies and is being reprinted!
As I mentioned above and in this Punishment Book entry, Fiona is a friend. But even if I didn’t know her, I would love this book. Reading the story of Angie, the book’s heroine and her adventures took me back to my bookstore haunting memories of college when I bought all kinds of books (mostly Blue Moon) on dominance and submission in the hope of finding spanking scenes. My favorite of these is / was a collection of short stories called The Reckoning. Had Fiona’s book existed then, it would have become my favorite.
This isn’t intended as a book review, but Fiona’s book isn’t about dominance and submission (not that they aren’t fun to read about too) but rather it’s about corporal punishment — spanking for role play and “real” and a blurring of the two. In short, it’s all about my kink.
The book also represents a for fun labor of love between Fiona and her readers. The white-pantied bottom on the cover of the book is her own, the headless spanker is her real-life partner. (I have it on authority from the photographer than much spanking was needed for the color to look right in the picture.) Not to give something away here (okay, I’m going to give something away, but I have permission) but in the course of the novel, a website called English Vice gets mentioned. The fictional site is all about spanking outdoors, frequently in famous places. Here’s a situation where fact and fiction merge because Fiona and her partner registered the domain and created the site.
And so here’s my contribution to Fiona’s venture. Paul took a picture of me getting spanked with a red leather Shadow Lane paddle by a friend underneath the Hollywood Sign (because what location in Los Angeles could be more iconic?) and its posted there (yes, I’m Luna). It’s not a great picture — we literally only had a minute to get the pictures snapped. The hike up had taken longer than we expected and the light was going — plus there were joggers coming by every few minutes. But still, there they are.
Note that the picture is also rather humorous from a perspective issue. The woman spanking me is basically the same height as me, but looks like a hobbit (or I look like an amazon). The angle of the camera was apparently just right to create a rather funny shot.
The photos of me aside, the pictures on the site are great fun. I especially like the rather spooky White Sands shots.